Abia REC, Prof. Oko Escapes Attack Over Cancellation Of Guber Results


jega-inecTragedy was averted at the Abia state office of the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC), as the Resident Electoral Commissioner in the state, Prof. Selina Oko was attacked by the agents of the Peoples Democratic Party over the cancellation of some results of the governorship election.

Trouble started for the REC when she announced that the results from the four local government areas of Obingwa, Ugwunagbo, Isiala Ngwa South and Osisioma Ngwa has been cancelled due to irregularities that allegedly characterized the polls in the councils but the PDP agents could have none of that and started protesting that the decision would stand over their dead body.

The PDP agents led by the state secretary of the party, Barr. Charles Esonu protested that they could not understand why INEC cancelled election in the four councils where the PDP candidate, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu won landslide.

The situation led to serious confusion with everybody shouting while some PDP agents were seen threatening the REC, but she was briskly whisked away by security agents.

“How can the REC cancel results from the PDP strongholds, we can’t accept this. Surely this is a plan behind but we can’t allow our party to be cheated. There is no cause for the REC to do what she did. We will not leave INEC until she does the right thing,” a PDP agent told our correspondent.

After about 30 minutes, the REC finally returned to continued with the announcement of the results and added that the decision has been reversed.

247ureports gathered that the decision almost sent the state on fire as a crowd of protesters, mostly PDP supporters had already gathered at the adjoin streets leading to the INEC office at Adelabu street. Tension was also building up in Aba, Obingwa, Ugwunagbo and Isiala Ngwa areas when news filtered in that the results of the local governments won by the PDP has been cancelled.


  1. Elections did not hold in any of the mentioned local governments. A simple visit to aba and sampling the opinions of the common man will confirm that. PDP has no stronghold in Abia. If the election is free and fair pdp will not win a single ward. I live close to ward 3 in Esiaba street Umungasi aba, Abia state. We all came out for the elections but not a single INEC representative came to the ward talk less of any electioneering materials. All we experienced was pdp thugs coming to drive everyone out of the polling station to lock up the premises. If elections hold in these local governments with the necessary security, there is no doubt that Dr. Alex Otti will be the next governor of abia state. The common here is tired of the current governor and just won’t have anything coming from him.


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